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High Fructose Corn Syrup and its Relations to the Gut Microbiome


  • Irene Kim myself



gut microbiome, obesity, high fructose corn syrup


This research paper delves into the intricate relationships between High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) consumption, obesity, and the gut microbiome. HFCS, a commonly used sweetener in processed foods, is scrutinized for its potential role in obesity due to its unique metabolic pathways and effects on the gut microbiome. The study examines the economic and historical factors behind HFCS's prominence in the food industry, highlighting its distinctive metabolic consequences. It also explores how HFCS may disrupt the gut microbiome, contributing to imbalances in nutrient utilization and metabolic repercussions. While the paper emphasizes the complexity of these relationships, it underscores the need for further research to comprehensively understand the interactions and inform public health strategies.


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